*Postponed* Cooperstown Summer Music Festival – Imani Winds
The recent resurgence of COVID-19 in the region has regrettably forced us to postpone the concerts scheduled for August 15, 22 & 30 and September 19.
We will let you know as soon as new dates have been scheduled. We are very sorry for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you as soon as it is considered safe to gather together indoors.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
Linda Chesis, Artistic Director and the CSMF Team
Sunday, Aug 15 At 7pm | Otesaga Resort Hotel
The trailblazing Imani Winds will perform at The Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown on Sunday, August 15 at 7pm, the second concert of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival’s 23rd season.
The groundbreaking wind quintet, recently appointed faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music, will present a joyful, expansive program of works showcasing all the sonic possibilities of this versatile combination of instruments.
The quintet is forging a new future for wind quintet playing, commissioning new works from living composers of diverse backgrounds and presenting classic works for wind ensemble to audiences in a new way. Their program in Cooperstown will include works by founding former member Valerie Coleman, Indian-American composer Reena Esmail, American modernist composer Ruth Crawford Seeger, and an arrangement of Ravel’s ‘Tombeau de Couperin’ by Mason Jones.
For anyone considering venturing out to soak up some culture after a long 18 months, the Imani Winds offer a unique opportunity to see what their self-described “revolution and evolution of the wind quintet” is all about.
“The Imanis will shatter your expectations of what a wind quintet can do,” says Cooperstown Summer Music Festival founder and Artistic Director Linda Chesis. “I can’t think of a group that better represents the future of classical music.”
Sunday, August 15, 2021, 7:00-9:00pm, The Otesaga Resort Hotel Ballroom
An evening of chamber music with this GRAMMY-nominated wind quintet, presenting works by Valerie Coleman, Reena Esmail, Ruth Crawford Seeger, and Ravel.
Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students and children. Tickets for all events must be purchased in advance either online or by phone.
Venues will be at limited capacity for all events; masking and social distancing protocols will be in place.
All patrons are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets online at Cooperstownmusicfest.org. If purchasing online is not possible, please leave a message at (877)-MOOSIC1 or (877)-666-7421. Include your name and a callback number in your message, and your call will be returned promptly.
ABOUT THE COOPERSTOWN SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL:
Founded in 1999 by flutist Linda Chesis, the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival has been bringing world-class chamber music performances to the Cooperstown area for 23 years. The festival has featured performances by the Tokyo String Quartet, the American String Quartet, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Kurt Elling, Tim Fain, Hilary Kole, Simone Dinnerstein, Mark O’Connor, John Pizzarelli, the Sonia Olla Flamenco Dance Company, and many more. Concerts are held in venues across Cooperstown, including Christ Church (the church of author James Fenimore Cooper) and the ballroom of the grand Otesaga Hotel.
See cooperstownmusicfest.org for details.
Celebrating over two decades of music making, the Grammy-nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations and outreach endeavors that have inspired audiences of all ages and backgrounds.